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November Library Exhibit

Diablo Weaving Guild Show

November 2017

Lamorinda Arts Council

Orinda Library Gallery 

26 Orinda Way


Margie's notes are below, about the exhibit and contact information.
Thanks Margie!

   1. I will be out of the country most of September, returning September 29th. I thought the following information would be of help at the September Guild meeting, so that we can determine who wants to participate in November at the Orinda Library.

    I will be glad to gather all the entries and signed release forms at my house prior to the set up date. I will need 2-3 other guild members to help with the set up on November 1st at 11:00. Alternatively, bring your piece[s] to the September or October meeting and they will be kept safe by Vilija.

    One or two pieces per guild member, depending on the overall size, is what we would like for this display. Check out the measurements of the space, listed below, to determine if your piece will fit on a shelf.

    If you have any questions for Margie:

e-mail: orindakap@gmail.com

phone: 925-254-1801

    Our guild has reserved the 4 Tier Cabinet – by Auditorium Door

• 162" wide.

• Total height inside: 74"

• Shelves: 18" deep (22" to glass doors.)

• Top shelf: 29 ¾ " high (27 ¼" below light reflector.)

• 3 shelves: 14 ½" height (visible 13 ½") Bottom shelf has 22" depth.

• Nothing can be nailed onto the wood paneling or shelves.

• The cabinet is lit with LED lighting on each tier.

    The set up committee will determine what, how many, and where each item will be displayed. Available space will be the highest determining factor.

2. Each of us needs to fill out the liability waiver:

(Use the link above or on the left side menu)

    The artist must sign the release form and list your art on the back with the price of each piece, if for sale. The release form and full list of art on display must be delivered with the art on the installation date and given to a representative of the Lamorinda Arts Council. I suggest that the entry with the release form be given to me, and then I can hand all the release forms over to the representative of the Lamorinda Arts Council.

3. Selling your art and Commissions: 

    You may sell your art during your exhibit either by direct contact with the artist or through the arts council website (e-commerce pages coming soon) and the arts council requires a 20% commission. All of the money will go directly to promoting the arts in the schools and community. 


4. Install and take down dates: 

    All installs and take downs will take place on the first day of each calendar month.

We are installing on Wednesday, November 1st. The install will be at 11:00 am. The curators Maggie Boscoe and Bill Carmel will be there to unlock and relock the glass cases, answer questions, and assist you if needed. 

    The take downs will be at 10:00 am on December 1st.

5. Reception – November 5th from 2:30-4:30

    Receptions are a lot of fun and a good opportunity to sell your art.  The artists should send out invitations or emails and invite people to attend. Artists will plan their own receptions.

    The Contra Costa Department of Health has regulations about food service at receptions in public buildings.  Food must be bought from a certified kitchen. You cannot bring home made food. You can buy food at any grocery store or bakery.  You can bring nuts, crackers, vegetables, cookies, grapes, cheese, chips,etc. You will also need to bring table cloths, flowers, paper plates, cups and napkins.  Red wine or colored drinks are not allowed to avoid staining the carpet.  Good suggestions are sparkling water, 7up/Sprite , lemonade, and/or white wine.

    They typically will take place from 2:30 to 4:30, with 30 minutes of set up and clean up.  The Artists must coorindate the reception together and share the cost of food and drink.  For weekend receptions, please ask the librarian or curator to unlock the Gallery Room to access the tables and chairs you will need.

    Receptions usually last for one and a half to two hours. You will have 30 minutes to clean up before the building closes.   Please ask the librarian or curator to unlock the gallery room so you can bring out the tables. You can also set up some chairs.

    People like having refreshments while viewing the art and meeting the artists - it really makes a difference in how long they stay!  Elana from The Orinda News will bring copies of the paper so artists can pass out copies of the article about the exhibit.  Designate someone to man the refreshment table and replenish food and drinks, and take pictures for you, so the Artists can mingle with guests and discuss the art. 

    I will need 3-4 people to bring food and set up our reception. I will gladly coordinate and be there to help you. Please let me know if you want to be on the “reception food committee”. The other artists displaying on the walls and in other cases in November will also help with the reception. However, we won’t see/talk to them until November 1st during our install.